Google Chrome Hits 50

From the ‘They Grow Up So Fast..’ files:

In September of 2008, the first Chrome browser debuted and now nearly 8 years later, Chrome 50 is now available. Over its life, Chrome has gone from an interesting Google project, to now dominate the web, being (arguably) the most used web browser in the Google Chromeworld.

Chrome at 50 isn’t a browser with a mid-life crisis, it’s a technology that is accelerating toward infinity – always getting better and more secure.

Chrome 50.0.2661.75 which was officially released on April 13 has 20 security fixes, including eight that Google is highlighting and rewarding external researchers a total of $17,500 in bug bounty awards.

[$7500][590275] High CVE-2016-1652: Universal XSS in extension bindings. Credit to anonymous.
[$5000][589792] High CVE-2016-1653: Out-of-bounds write in V8. Credit to Choongwoo Han.
[591785] Medium CVE-2016-1651: Out-of-bounds read in Pdfium JPEG2000 decoding. Credit to kdot working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative.
[$1500][589512] Medium CVE-2016-1654: Uninitialized memory read in media. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
[$1500][582008] Medium CVE-2016-1655: Use-after-free related to extensions. Credit to Rob Wu.
[$500][570750] Medium CVE-2016-1656: Android downloaded file path restriction bypass. Credit to Dzmitry Lukyanenko.
[$1000][567445] Medium CVE-2016-1657: Address bar spoofing. Credit to Luan Herrera.
[$500][573317] Low CVE-2016-1658: Potential leak of sensitive information to malicious extensions. Credit to Antonio Sanso (@asanso) of Adobe.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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